Constructing Black Selves

Author: Lisa Diane McGill
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814771238
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In 1965, the Hart-Cellar Immigration Reform Act ushered in a huge wave of immigrants from across the Caribbean—Jamaicans, Cubans, Haitians, and Dominicans, among others. How have these immigrants and their children negotiated languages of race and ethnicity in American social and cultural politics? As black immigrants, to which America do they assimilate? Constructing Black Selves explores the cultural production of second-generation Caribbean immigrants in the United States after World War II as a prism for understanding the formation of Caribbean American identity. Lisa D. McGill pays particular attention to music, literature, and film, centering her study around the figures of singer-actor Harry Belafonte, writers Paule Marshall, Audre Lorde, and Piri Thomas, and meringue-hip-hop group Proyecto Uno. Illuminating the ways in which Caribbean identity has been transformed by mass migration to urban landscapes, as well as the dynamic and sometimes conflicted relationship between Caribbean American and African American cultural politics, Constructing Black Selves is an important contribution to studies of twentieth century U.S. immigration, African American and Afro-Caribbean history and literature, and theories of ethnicity and race.
Constructing Black Selves
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Lisa Diane McGill
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-11-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

In 1965, the Hart-Cellar Immigration Reform Act ushered in a huge wave of immigrants from across the Caribbean—Jamaicans, Cubans, Haitians, and Dominicans, among others. How have these immigrants and their children negotiated languages of race and ethnicity in American social and cultural politics? As black immigrants, to which America do
The Black Arts Movement
Language: en
Pages: 488
Authors: James Smethurst
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-03-13 - Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

Emerging from a matrix of Old Left, black nationalist, and bohemian ideologies and institutions, African American artists and intellectuals in the 1960s coalesced to form the Black Arts Movement, the cultural wing of the Black Power Movement. In this comprehensive analysis, James Smethurst examines the formation of the Black Arts
Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age: From the End of World War I to the Great Crash
Language: en
Pages: 700
Authors: James Ciment
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-08 - Publisher: Routledge

This illustrated encyclopedia offers in-depth coverage of one of the most fascinating and widely studied periods in American history. Extending from the end of World War I in 1918 to the great Wall Street crash in 1929, the Jazz age was a time of frenetic energy and unprecedented historical developments,
Building the Black Arts Movement
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Jonathan Fenderson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-30 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

As both an activist and the dynamic editor of Negro Digest, Hoyt W. Fuller stood at the nexus of the Black Arts Movement and the broader black cultural politics of his time. Jonathan Fenderson uses historical snapshots of Fuller's life and achievements to rethink the period and establish Fuller's important
The Routledge Companion to African American Art History
Language: en
Pages: 488
Authors: Eddie Chambers
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-28 - Publisher: Routledge

This Companion authoritatively points to the main areas of enquiry within the subject of African American art history. The first section examines how African American art has been constructed over the course of a century of published scholarship. The second section studies how African American art is and has been